April 26, 1996 |
German Finance Minister Theo Waigel unveiled a wide-ranging plan to cut the federal budget deficit and spur economic growth, ending weeks of speculation about the weapons Bonn will use to fight this country's current stagnation and chronic unemployment.
September 6, 1990 |
Bonn and Moscow have hit a number of snags in the rush to clear up their complicated relations before Germany unites next month, diplomats said Wednesday. Diplomats in East Berlin said that six-nation talks on the international aspects of unification had run into difficulty over the withdrawal of the nearly 370,000 Soviet troops from East Germany over the next four years.
April 15, 1991 |
Finance ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations met informally for dinner Sunday to discuss a broad range of topics, British, U.S. and other officials said. The ministers were in London for today's inauguration of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The private dinner for U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas F.
January 21, 1991 |
German Finance Minister Theo Waigel today said that Germany is prepared to boost its financial assistance for the fight against Iraq to show solidarity with the allied war effort. Waigel made the pledge in a television interview after meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady. Brady and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan are hosting two days of discussions with their counterparts from Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and Italy. U.S.
December 7, 1985 |
The Soviet Union has again refused to agree to the release of 91-year-old Rudolf Hess, one-time deputy to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, from Spandau Prison in West Berlin, a West German official said Friday. Hess has been imprisoned since 1947 when he was sentenced to a life term at the Nuremberg war crimes trials and is Spandau's last remaining inmate. He is held under a four-power arrangement among the Soviets, Americans, British and French. Hess reportedly suffers from chronic heart problems.
August 28, 1987 |
Several government conservatives said Thursday they have not committed themselves to Chancellor Helmut Kohl's offer to scrap West Germany's Pershing 1-A missiles if the United States and Soviet Union agree to eliminate their medium- and short-range missiles. The conservative leaders also criticized Kohl for failing to consult with them on the plan before he announced his compromise Wednesday aimed at breaking the deadlock in superpower missile talks.
June 30, 1990 |
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl will visit the Soviet Union on July 15-16 at the invitation of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the official Tass news agency said Friday. Officials in Bonn said Kohl, who last visited Moscow in February, will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Finance Minister Theo Waigel. The West Germans are expected to discuss Western economic aid to shore up Gorbachev's flagging economic reforms. Bonn last week announced a $2.
November 19, 1996 |
President-elect Emil Constantinescu pledged a new era of reforms Monday and won Western backing to guide his country toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union after his historic defeat of ex-Communists. With 96% of the vote counted, Constantinescu, who turns 57 today, held a 54%-46% lead over President Ion Iliescu.
June 29, 1991 |
Shivers went through German financial markets Friday on concern that the government will tighten its tax grip on investment earnings in a response to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court. German share prices slumped more than 2.5% to a five-week low. The DAX average of 30 blue chips fell 43.91 points to 1,622.18. German mark and bond prices also fell sharply.